Google Wallet became much mor popular lately but now, the company has revealed plans to end the Google Wallet API for digital goods. We will still be able to use Tap to Pay in the real world, but things funcionality won’t be available to pay for things online after March 2nd 2015.
There has been no official announcement made only on the Google Support site. Here’s a brief of that:
“When we first launched Google Wallet for digital goods, we wanted to make it simple for users and merchants to buy and sell online. The industry has matured a lot since then, providing a number of alternative payment solutions to choose from. As we continue to evolve and improve our merchant tools to meet new market challenges in the payments space, we are writing to let you know we will be retiring the Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015.”
It’s a little surprising to see Google ending up with this service. However we will still be able to buy Android apps, make in-app purchases, and those things, but not with this Google Wallet option.